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SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB on MSI Z270 XPOWER Mboard 5 months 2 days ago #15187

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Is anyone successfully using the SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6P1T0BW with the MSI Z270 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM LGA 1151 Intel Z270 motherboard? It is not on the MSI compatibility list. The SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512 device is in the MSI compatibility table, but the 1T device is not.

Here is the reply from MSI Tech Support: Only way to find out is to try it. Only because it is not on the list does not mean it will not work. Just that it has not yet been tested by MSI as of yet.

M.2 Storage support from MSI Z270 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM User Guide:
3x M.2 slots (Key M)
˜ Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
˜ M2_1 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage
devices
˜ M2_2 & M2_3 slots support 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage
devices
˜ Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for all M.2 slots
Last Edit: 5 months 2 days ago by rickles. Reason: Updated with further info from Mother board user guide and MSI compat table
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SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB on MSI Z270 XPOWER Mboard 5 months 2 days ago #15189

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The mobo website - www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z270-XPOWER-GAMI...oductFeature-section - says "Triple Turbo M.2, Steel Armor, M.2 Shield. Intel Optane Memory Ready, Turbo U.2, Lightning USB 3.1 Gen2"
So I don't know why it would support any M.2.

Review of SSD - www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/samsung-96...me-ssd-review,1.html says "Remember, you do need a modern motherboard with capable NVMe supported M.2 (PCIe x4 connected) interface though, please do check out your motherboard manufacturer for that. But ever since Z97/Z170 and most last gen X99 chipsets have been released, the mainstream to high-end class motherboards almost all support the M.2. interface with NVMe protocol."
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SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB on MSI Z270 XPOWER Mboard 5 months 2 days ago #15191

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Updated the original post with motherboard user guide M.2 info.
The SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512 device is in the MSI compatibility table for this motherboard, but the 1T device is not.
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SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB on MSI Z270 XPOWER Mboard 5 months 2 days ago #15192

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My guess is that the 1TB was released after the other sizes. I'd be pretty sure it'd work. All M.2 Nve should work on your mobo.
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SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 1TB on MSI Z270 XPOWER Mboard 5 months 1 day ago #15204

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Thanks for the input. I just wanted to try and make sure before I spent the extra $$ for the 1TB.
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